When you see what Tim Sherwood has had to say about Newcastle United and Steve Bruce on Sky Sports this afternoon, it’s very easy to see why he never made it in football management.
Speaking to Jeff Stelling on Sky Sports, the former Spurs boss says NUFC fans have “short memories” regarding their love of Rafa Benitez and criticism of Steve Bruce, claiming the Spaniard complained far more than our current boss and played a poorer brand of football.
He also claims we’re “not good enough defensively” for Bruce to field all of his attacking options, yet claims he “sets his team up to win football matches” and “doesn’t get enough credit for that”.
Watch his car-crash of an assessment below:
Where do you start with this?
Not only does he dodge Stelling’s question, instead defending Bruce like a man who’s clearly not seen us play in 2020, he totally ignores what Benitez brought to this club.
OK, we were sometimes too negative during his tenure, but Benitez didn’t have the luxury of Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Almiron and Fraser. He also had a plan in each and every game and had us defending a hundred times better than we are now.
Perhaps Sherwood should do his research before he goes on one defending his old pal ‘Brucey’.